Touted to be the brainchild of SEC Nimmagadda Ramesh Kumar, ‘e-Watch’, the app that would receive complaints on the irregularities in the panchayat elections turned the new hornets’ nest in the state political circles.
SEC maintaining confidentiality and rumours that the app is developed under the shadow of main opposition TDP gave space for new speculations while various YSRCP leader openly condemned the usage of the app during elections. There is a strong rumour that the Jaganmohan Reddy-led YCP is going to approach the High Court on the issue of the app developed by the APSEC.
To note, there was already an app developed by the Government of Andhra Pradesh by name NIGHA app to cater to the needs of the election commission. This triggered the new controversy of why the SEC turned stubborn over using a separate app to monitor elections and for receiving complaints, putting aside the official apps.
Nevertheless, like any other time, SEC Ramesh chose to snub the on-going chaos around the app and is all set to launch this new app at his office formally on Wednesday. The app which is available for citizens enables the users to send voice recordings, pictures, videos which would get an acknowledgement reply.
All the district collectors are stated to have access to this new app with ID and login who can address the complaints raised.